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Re: [OM] GAS Relief! [was Noventus--new cure for GAS]

Subject: Re: [OM] GAS Relief! [was Noventus--new cure for GAS]
From: ChrisB <ftog@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 8 Aug 2019 07:17:02 +0100
Thanks for that summary, Enabler-Moose :-) !

Only the (possibly unnecessary) cost has held me back, newly retired as I am. 
But your results and enjoyment might have pushed me over the edge. 

Chris

C M I Barker | Gamlingay


> On 5 Aug 2019, at 22:09, Moose <olymoose@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> 
>> On 8/3/2019 11:14 PM, ChrisB wrote:
>> Lovely, Moose!  The scenes, I mean.
> 
> Thanks!
> 
>> But I have been tempted to get the TZ200 for a while, but have stuck for the 
>> moment with its predecessor, the TZ100.
> 
> What's stopping you? ;-)
> 
> I switched from a ZS40/TZ60 to a  ZS50/TZ70 mostly for auto LCD/EVF 
> switching, although also in hopes of better IQ from the change down from 18 
> to 12 MP on the tiny sensor.
> 
>> I get pretty decent shots from its lens but I’ll be interested to hear your 
>> review of the newer and longer lens.
> 
> That's tricky, in a way. The reviews aren't wild about the lens. OTOH, they 
> say it's as good or better than the '100' up to the long end of the '100'. Of 
> course, flat target lens tests are a long way from the kind of photos I take. 
> About 40% of the shots I took Friday were at 360 mm eq., but the rest were a 
> pretty good scattering across the FL range. And they are all of complex, 3D 
> subjects.
> 
> I'm pretty happy with them. I'm not sure what that may mean to others. I'm 
> pretty pixel level critical, but OTOH, I have and use various post processing 
> tools that do a lot to overcome moderate lens failings.
> 
> The flutterby shot is an example. From the camera, it's not particularly 
> impressive. Cropped about 40%, linearly, (16% of the original frame area), 
> treated with Topaz Sharpen AI twice, once for sharpening and then for focus, 
> Brightness, LCE, Curves, then masked FocusMagic after downsizing for the web, 
> it's pretty darn good looking.
> 
> If you like your results from the TZ100, I think you would like them from the 
> TZ200.
> 
> My first digital camera was a compact, the Canon S110, 1.9 MP and 2x zoom. I 
> got some good shots from it, and still have some prints I like. Since then, 
> I've almost always had a "take anywhere", "always have a camera with me" 
> camera:
> 
> Canon S110
> Fuji F10
> Fuji F30
> Canon  A710
> Canon A650
> Canon G11
> Canon S100
> Samsung WG850
> Panasonic ZS40
> Panasonic ZS50
> 
> I've also used various Oly E-PL and E-PM series and Panasonic GM1 & GM5 
> cameras in that role.
> 
> But for the last couple of years, I've not been happy with that function. 
> Much as I had fun, and got good photos, with the ZS40 & 50, I've found myself 
> not carrying the ZS50. Have I got too picky about IQ? I know its ISO failings 
> in less than good light are a limitation. I'm hoping the ZS200 will cure me. 
> :-)    I'll have to see how the cut from 720 mm eq. to 360 sits with me. The 
> image files are certainly nicer, and it's better at higher ISOs . . .
> 
> Photographer, Cure Thy Moose
> 
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